Firstly, with the guild's Xmas lunch pending, the need to make a handmade gift for the santa exchange had been hovering over my head. Over the weekend I played with a little grab bag of leftover fabrics from "my local" (the lovely ladies at The Country Yard) containing fabrics covered with quilting related words.
Now I can't reveal all at this stage, however... a small, sneak peak.
I have also started piecing the sashing strips on a charm square quilt. I'm starting to get the hang of these solid fabrics... and they are definately growing on me.
|OK these are really just pieced straight, but don't they look|
so much more interesting on an angle?
And just incase you were wondering about the freezer paper templates I gave you a little tutorial on cutting a few posts ago... well they've blossomed into a wee block.
|Freezer paper ironed onto the reverse of the chosen fabrics waiting|
for the seam allowances to be glued down.
|Little bird still needs a black bit on his eye, and whole thing|
needs to be invisible machine stitched down.